Welcome to St. John’s!


Welcome to the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland website, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America!

As you explore our site you will find that this is a congregation that is not only excited about doing ministry and worshipping together, but is also a congregation that seeks to be intentional about making our ministry site one that is welcoming of all. We give thanks for the opportunity to be a gathering place for many in our community at large, and for the various ways that we are able to partner with others in the Pittsburgh area as well as the greater church for the sake of the Gospel.

You will see as you explore our website that we have a variety of programs to meet the needs of young and old alike – from our St. John’s Preschool ministry and Cumberland Kids after-school program, to our Healthy Start Café and our Having Fun Staying Young exercise program, there is something for everyone. While you are welcome to join us for all that we offer, we especially invite you to join us for worship. Please visit our Worship page for more information about the different styles in which we worship.

If you have any questions about St. John’s, please do not hesitate to contact me. We hope that you will join us as together we work at “Making Christ Known” through all that we say and do!

Soli Deo Gloria!
(To God Alone be the Glory!)

Pastor Kari Smail

Our Mission

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland is a Christ-centered, multi-generational community; welcoming and uniting diverse individuals; helping each to find their place; growing and strengthening one another’s faith; supporting each other in times of need; and energizing all for service, witness, and benevolence in our congregation, our community, the greater church, and the world at large.